by Anna Fazioli Super Bowl LIV erupted last Sunday in Hard Rock Stadium, Miami. Going into the game, the Kansas City Chiefs were favored over the San Francisco 49ers, but San Francisco fans remained hopeful.
The game started with a coin flip, which the 49ers won. They pulled an early lead with a 38-yard field goal, which awarded them three points. Patrick Mahomes, the Chief’s quarterback, soon after scored a touchdown, leaving the score at 7-3, Kansas City.
San Francisco’s defense dominated the second quarter, and only let the Chiefs score one field goal. Near the end of the quarter, Jimmy Garappolo, the 49ers quarterback, connected to Kyle Juszcyk, and scored a 15-yard touchdown. Going into halftime, the score was tied 10-10.
The halftime show starred Jennifer Lopez and Shakira and featured J Balvin and Bad Bunny. The show started with the song “She Wolf,” and ended with one of Shakira’s most popular songs, “Hips Don’t Lie.”
The show was very high energy and engaging. The crowd sang, danced and yelled their approval throughout. Hundreds of people surrounded the stage.
The third quarter started with the 49ers in possession, and they soon after scored a field goal. With about nine minutes left in the third quarter, the 49ers were leading 13-10.
San Francisco scored a touchdown quickly after, making the score 20-10, with the 49ers leading. Kansas City was ten points behind with only one quarter left.
With only six minutes left in the game, the Kansas City Chiefs scored a touchdown. Quickly after that, another touchdown was scored by Kansas City. The score was 24-20, and the 49ers had three minutes to make a comeback.
San Francisco got the ball but lost it when they were unable to get a first down. In the last minute of the game, Kansas City scored another touchdown, making the score 31-20. Sadly for the 49ers, the game ended with the final score 31-20, and the Kansas City Chiefs were crowned Super Bowl LIV Champions.
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